Shocked! ECT Homepage
Welcome to SHOCKED! ECT
This site is a comprehensive collection of information about ECT, electroconvulsive therapy (aka electroshock, shock therapy).
I started this website in 1995, after having had ECT myself. I had many questions that were not answered by my health care providers, and I have found that too often, patients are not given adequate information. This website is an attempt to bridge that information gap and to help you make a more informed decision.
I am not affiliated with the Church of Scientology, nor am I anti-psychiatry. Individuals with vested interests in the ECT industry continually make these claims, in attempts to divert attention from the real issues. I have repeatedly battled attempts to shut this website down, threats of lawsuits, hacking attempts, and more.
It is my goal to continue to battle all attempts to shut down Shocked! ECT and to work towards reform in the industry, more complete ECT research, as well as battle the use of forced ECT against patients who do not want to have ECT.
I hope that Shocked! ECT will provide you with enough information and support so that you may make a more informed decision about having electroconvulsive therapy. The choice to have electroshock is a personal one that should be yours, and should be based on a variety of sources and points of view about ECT.
- Why I Created The Shocked! ECT Website
- Does Electroconvulsive Therapy Prevent Suicide?
- ECT and Non-Memory Cognition
- Effects of Stimulus Intensity and Electrode Placement
- Electroconvulsive Therapy Background Paper
- How Shock Therapy Works
- More Children Undergo Shock Therapy
- Patient Satisfaction With Electroconvulsive Therapy
- Shock Therapy Cuts Hospital Costs
- Shock Therapy: Positive and Negative Charges
- Shock Treatment!
- Shock Treatment Survivor Continues To Speak Out
- Speak Out Against Shock (ECT)
- Adverse Psychological Effects of ECT
- Bilateral and Unilateral ECT: Effects on Verbal and Nonverbal Memory
- Can ECT Permanently Harm the Brain?
- CHAPTER 13: Management of Patient's Post-ECT Course
- Chapter 2: 2.1. - Indications for Use of ECT
- Chapter 5. Adverse Effects
- Chapter 6. Pre-ECT Evaluation
- Chapter 8: Consent for ECT
- Continuation Pharmacotherapy in the Prevention of Relapse Following Electroconvulsive Therapy
- Debate Rages Over Safety of ECT, or Shock Therapy, Used on Elderly
- ECT and Brain Damage
- ECT and Informed Consent
- ECT Stimulus Intensity, Seizure Threshold and Seizure Duration
- ECT Studies, Statistics, Reports
- EEG Monitoring in ECT: A Guide to Treatment Efficacy
- Electroconvulsive Therapy During Pregnancy
- Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
- Electroconvulsive Therapy for Schizophrenia
- Electroshock As Head Injury
- Forced ECT
- Online Audio and Videos on ECT, Electroconvulsive Therapy
- Participate In An ECT Evaluation
- Patients Often Aren't Informed of Danger of ECT
- Psychopathology of Frontal Lobe Syndromes
- Recommendations for Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Consumer Guide
- Shock Treatment Victim Supports ECT Lawsuit
- What Is SAMe?
Last Updated: 20 June 2016
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD